Las Americas’ students hear story of courage

The Houston Grand Opera graciously hosted our students of Las Americas School this past Monday, April 29th. The students listened to the 45-minute opera, Daniel and the Dreamcatcher. The story is based on a children’s story of courage and was written in English by Sterling Tinsley.

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Las Americas School has a significant refugee and immigrant student population. The Refugee Program, coordinated through the Multilingual Programs Department, provides support to newly arrived refugee students when they first arrive in the United States. “This will be a truly memorable experience for the students to experience live theater,” said Shirin Herman, Refugee Program staff. Ms. Herman worked with the staff at the Houston Grand Opera to facilitate this event.

About Houston Grand Opera

Founded in 1955, Houston Grand Opera is an internationally reowned opera company witha reputation for commissioning and producing new works, including fifty world premieres and six American premieres since 1973. Houston Grand Opera exists to profoundly impact our community by creating operatic art that provides access to music’s boundless power and beauty.

About Houston Grand Opera HGOco

HGOco is Houston Grand Opera’s unique initiative that explores making opera relevant to its changing audiences by connecting our company with the commuity through collaboration. HGOco creates opportunities for Houstonians of all ages and backgrounds to observe, participate in, and create art.


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